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of washington, will or won't lawmakers reach a budget deal? >>> can investors trade the fiscal cliff or are we going to ride it out for the rest of the year? we'll get one inside perspective, next. i always wait until the last minute. can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer ] break from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. >>> european markets are firmer right now after thin gains. yesterday, the ftse up near nearly .8el%. and the ibex up nearly .8%. we're pretty much at the high for the year, 52-week high and up nearly 28% for the year. >> much better than you might think with the news flow. >> yeah. >> let's take a quick look at what's on the agenda in the u.s. gap is expected to widen to just over $42 billion. at 10:00, it's october wholesale trade with inventories expected to rise .4%. just one major name, dollar general is due before the opening bell. good read there on the u.s. consumer. here is a quick look at future. up about 48 points for the dow on the team bei
to avoid the fiscal cliff. president obama says he expects a deal before the year is out. and both sides traded offers yesterday. the markets are watching every move. >>> today is decision day for the fed. central bank announced another round of bond buying. we look ahead to the news conference with ben bernanke. >>> and michigan's governor makes history, turning a one-time union powerhouse
the optimists think if we can get beyond the fiscal cliff it will be positive. but we have to get a long-term budget deficit deal done or we'll continue to be in the slow growth type of economy. >> it's clear everything wants the confidence going forward. when it comes to how they might react to any pressure in the near term, can you explain, you know, whether it's cutting back on capital spending or cutting back on hiring? how companies are taking these decisions into account. it's been one area of uncertainty lately. we've seen stronger payroll despite pullback in capital spending. is the outlook likely to be consistent with that? >> you know, again, i think we're sitting right on the precipice here. we've done this survey year in and year out for a number of years. we also do a cash indicator. i actually see some of this underlying optimism in this survey if congress and the administration can get their act together here. and i think that even in our survey, we looked at the first half of '13 being slow and then the second half picking up. so there is a lot of possibility here that we
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